Undergrad charged with molesting woman at SMU study room

·Senior Reporter
Undergrad charged with molesting woman at SMU study room
At the State Courts on Monday (30 December), 23-year-old suspect Lee Yan Ru was charged with one count of molestation. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — An undergraduate from the Singapore Management University allegedly molested a 21-year-old woman on campus in the early hours of 8 January, a court heard.

At the State Courts on Monday (30 December), 23-year-old suspect Lee Yan Ru was charged with one count of molestation.

The Singaporean student is alleged to have rubbed his exposed penis against the victim’s chest at about 6.30am at a third floor study room at SMU’s School of Economics and Social Sciences Building.

In a statement in January, the police said Lee, then 22, was arrested on the day of the incident after a report was made.

A picture of the study room cordoned off with police tape also made its rounds on social media.

On her Instagram account, the alleged victim claimed that she had been asleep and had woken up to the purported sexual assault.

Lee’s case will be mentioned again at the State Courts on 20 January.

If found guilty of using criminal force to outrage the victim’s modesty, Lee faces up to two years’ jail along with a possible fine and caning.

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